Henry-Alex Rubin studied film at Phillips Academy, Andover and Columbia University. The son of a French mother and American father (art historian James H. Rubin), he spent his life between Europe and the United States.
Henry-Alex directed the humorous cult film Who is Henry Jaglom? (PBS, First Run Features, w/ Candice Bergen, Dennis Hopper) produced Freestyle (Palm Pictures, w/ Mos Def, The Roots, Biggie), which won Best Documentary at the Woodstock, LAIFF and Urbanworld Film Festivals and co-directed Murderball (Thinkfilm, MTV Films) with his friend, the novelist Dana Adam Shapiro. Murderball won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Henry-Alex was mentored by James Mangold (Walk the Line) directing the Second Unit on several films including Cop Land and Girl, Interrupted. His next project is a fiction film, scheduled to shoot in Spring 2007, about a group of returning Iraq War veterans. He is signed to SMUGGLER for directing commercials.